NSW School Term Dates & Public Holidays (2022, 2023, 2024, 2025)

Knowing school term dates and holidays are essential if you’re keen on planning ahead of time. In life, everything works best when scheduled, and that’s why you need to know New South Wales (NSW) term dates, school holidays, and public holidays. And guess what, you can plan for 2022 up until 2025. 

If you’re a resident of New South Wales, you probably know that a school term always runs for ten weeks. However, the dates below don’t involve school development days or pupil-free days, so you’ll need to contact your school for more information. But even though the Catholic and independent schools use the same term dates, they usually differ regarding school holidays. 

So if you want to know NSW term dates, public holidays, and school holidays, read on to find out. 

2022 NSW School Term and Vacation 

Term 1

  • It kicks off on Friday, January 28 – Friday, April 8 (Eastern)
  • Friday, February 4 – Friday, April 8 (Western)
  • Autumn alma mater break starts on Monday, April 11 – Friday, April 22

Term 2

  • Term 2 kicks off on Tuesday, April 26 – Friday, July 1
  • Winter phrontistery break starts from Monday, July 4 – Friday, July 15, 

Term 3

  • Term 3 starts on Monday, July 18 – Friday, September 23,
  • Spring school break starts on Monday, September 26 – Friday, October 7,

Term 4

  • Term 4 commences from Monday, October 10 – Tuesday, December 20, 
  • Summer alma mater holidays start from Wednesday, December 21 – Thursday, January 26 2023 (Eastern)
  • Summer school break commences on Wednesday, December 21 – Thursday, February 2,  2023 (Western)

2022 NSW Public Holidays

A listing of public holidays in NSW for 2022

  • Saturday, January 1 –  New Year 
  • Monday, January 3 – Extra Day
  • Wednesday, January 26 – Australia Day
  • Friday, April 15 – Good Friday
  • Sunday, April 17 – Easter Sunday
  • Monday, April 18 – Easter Monday
  • Monday, April 25 – Anzac Day
  • Monday, June 13 – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday, October 3 – Labour Day
  • Sunday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  • Monday, December 26 – Boxing Day
  • Tuesday, December 27 – Extra Day

The Law, as per the Holidays Act, stipulates that an additional public holiday is to be added only when Boxing Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day fall on the weekend. 

2023 NSW Term Dates and Vacation Dates

Term 1

  • Term 1 commences from Friday, January 27 – Thursday, April 6 (Eastern)
  • The term starts from Friday, February 3 –  Friday, April 6 (Western)
  • Autumn school breaks begin from Monday, April 10 – Friday, April 21

Term 2

  • Term 2 starts on Monday, April 24 – Friday, June 30
  • Winter alma mater holidays start on Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 14

Term 3

  • Term 3 begins on Monday, July 17 – Friday, September 22
  • Spring school break starts on Monday, September 25 – Friday, October 6

Term 4

  • Term 4 commences from Monday, October 9 – Tuesday, December 19
  • Summer holidays start from Wednesday, December 20 – Monday,  January 29, 2024 (Eastern)
  • Summer break begins on Wednesday, December 20 – Monday, February 5, 2024 (Western)

2023 NSW Public Holidays

A listing of public holidays in NSW for 2023

  • Sunday, January 1 – New Year
  •  Monday, January 2 – Extra Day
  • Thursday,  January 26 – Australia Day
  • Friday, April 7 – Good Friday
  • Sunday, April 9 – Easter Sunday
  • Monday, April 10 – Easter Monday
  • Tuesday, April 25 – Anzac Day
  • Monday, June 12 – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday, October 2 – Labour Day
  • Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  • Tuesday, December 26 – Boxing Day

The Law, as per the Holidays Act, stipulates that an additional public holiday is to be added only when Boxing day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on the weekend.  

2024 NSW Term Dates and Vacation  Dates

Term 1

  • Term 1 commences from Tuesday, January 30 – Thursday,  April 12 (Eastern)
  • Term 1 commences from Tuesday,  February 6 – Thursday,  April 12 (Western)
  • Autumn holidays start on Monday, April 15 – Friday, April 26

Term 2

  • Term 2 begins on Monday, April 29 – Friday, July 5
  • Winter holidays commence on Monday, July 8 – Friday, – July 19

Term 3

  • Term 3 starts on Monday, July 22 – Friday, September 27
  • Spring school break starts on Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 11, Friday

Term 4

  • Term 4 commences on Monday, October 14 – Friday, December 20
  • Summer holidays in the east start on Monday, December 23 – Thursday, January 30, l 2025
  • Summer  holidays In the west begin on Monday, December 23 – Thursday, February 6, 2025 

2024 NSW Public Holidays

A listing of public holidays in NSW for 2024

  • Monday, January 1 – New Year
  • Friday, January 26 – Australia Day
  • Friday, March 29 – Good Friday
  • Sunday, March 31 – Easter Sunday
  • Monday, April 1 – Easter Monday
  • Thursday, April 25 – Anzac Day
  • Monday, June 10 – Queen’s Birthday
  •  Monday, October 7 – Labour Day
  • Wednesday,  December 25 – Christmas Day
  • Thursday, December 26 – Boxing Day

2025 NSW Term Dates and Vacation Dates

Term 1

  • Term 1 commences from Friday, January 31 – Friday, April 11 (Eastern)
  • Term 1 commences on Friday, February 7 – Friday, April 11 (Western)
  • Autumn school break starts on Monday, April 14 – Thursday, April 24

Term 2

  • Term 2 starts on Monday, April 28 – Friday, July 4
  • Winter school break begins on Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 18

Term 3

  • Term 3 starts on Monday, July 21 – Friday, September 26
  • Spring school break begins on Monday, September 29 – Friday,  October 10

Term 4

  • Term 4 starts on Monday, October 13 – Friday, December 19
  • Summer holidays on the eastern side start on Monday, December 22 – Monday, January 26, 2026
  • Summer holidays on the eastern side start on Monday, December 22 – Monday, February 2, 2026

2025 NSW Public Holidays

A listing of public holidays in NSW for 2025

  • Wednesday, January 1 – New Year
  • Monday, January 27 – Australia Day
  • Friday, April 18 – Good Friday
  • Sunday, April 20 – Easter Sunday
  • Monday, April 21 – Easter Monday
  • Friday, April 25 – Anzac Day
  • Monday,  June 9 – Queen’s Birthday
  • Monday, October 6 – Labour Day
  • Thursday, December 25 – Christmas Day
  • Friday, December 26 – Boxing Day

Jamie